If you need to know how to paint cabinets, you are probably a DIY handyman. If you have a crew of helpers, you may even consider painting your cabinets yourself. But if you do all the work yourself, you have some research to do before starting.
Do you know that when the paint in your cabinets starts to dry, it will actually darken? Your paints will dry unevenly, and then they will be very difficult to remove. That is why you are always advised to let your paint dry completely before using the cabinets again. But what do you do if you don’t have the time or skills to do that?
How to Paint Cabinets so They Last
You may just have to take those containers of paint out of the cabinets, throw them in the trash, and tell yourself that you never to mix or apply the color in the future. You may not even be able to get the paint off of the wood because the paint won’t have dried completely. It will still be there.
What can you do? There are two options: You can either buy a cheap coat that will give you an even color, or you can try to cover the color with a cheaper paint. The cheapest paint for cabinets is generally going to be something called latex paint. This is a pretty cheap and easy paint to use for cabinets and very strong paint.
You need to allow it to dry completely, then start to apply a thin layer of latex paint. After a day or two, you will have to start applying another layer of paint. This time you will be mixing a different color, and this one will look much better and it will cost you less. So try to find a darker color for the cabinets to use as the base for the latex paint.
Cover everything with a layer of paint. Now you can begin to remove the cabinet doors and some of the cabinet trim. Do this carefully, and only use a cloth to take off the trim. If you scratch the paint, the paint will be ruined.
When you finish the cabinets, wait until they are completely dry before using them again. Just be sure to put the dry ones back.